Seeking Input on 2020-2021 Calendar Options

  • Calendar Survey The District Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) Calendar Subcommittee and DEIC Committee has worked to review requirements, long-held traditions and input from district stakeholders to develop three calendar options for the 2020-2021 school year. DEIC is seeking your input on the calendar options by taking our brief survey. Details to consider when reviewing the three options are:

Option 1

    • Similar to the 2019-2020 Calendar
    • School begins Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • The second semester for students begins on a Wednesday, January 6, 2021, and employees return Tuesday, January 5, 2021
    • Spring Break is the third week of March — March 15-19, 2021
    • School ends Wednesday, May 26, 2021, which is before Memorial Day 
    • Total Student Days is 176

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Option 2

    • School begins Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • The second semester for students begins on a Tuesday, January 5, 2021, and employees return Monday, January 4, 2021
    • Spring Break is the second week of March — March 8-12, 2021 
    • School ends Wednesday, May 19, 2021, which is before Memorial Day 
    • Total Student Days is 174

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Option 3

    • School begins Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • Has the Monday before and then Tuesday Election Day 2020 as Holidays — November 2 and 3, 2020 — due to several CISD schools serving as polling locations 
    • Spring Break is the third week of March — March 15-19, 2021 
    • School ends Wednesday, May 26, 2021, which is before Memorial Day 
    • Total Student Days is 175

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Additional Information on all Three Options

    • Have the required 187 work days for teachers
    • Have greater than 75,600 minutes (required by the state of Texas) of instruction for students
    • Include 3 flex days
    • Include 2 bad weather days (February 15, 2021 and April 2, 2021) 
    • Have early release days at the end of each 9 weeks prior to school breaks in October, December, March and on the last day of school in May
    • Include professional learning dates throughout the year 
    • Utilize the District of Innovation option to start before the 4th Monday in August
    • End the first semester prior to winter break
    • End the second semester prior to Memorial Day

    Note: The CISD Board of Trustees will approve a calendar for 2020-2021 school year at its meeting on January 13, 2020. The option selected for 2020-2021 will be duplicated for 2021-2022 school year.